While the Republicans were tearing each other up in Iowa, to the delight of the liberal media, Barack Obama said not much at all from Hawaii. He did not have to, given that no Republican was offering a simple anti-Obama plan to drill for gas and oil as never before, repeal Obamacare, balance the budget, reform the tax code, and redo Social Security and Medicare. Instead his would-be opponents argued over who voted for what fifteen years ago.
The whole primary scenario reminds me of the scene from The Hobbit where Gandalf sparks a fight between the trolls rather than face them dead on. The trolls fight until the sun comes up and they turn into stone, and Gandalf walks off with nary a scratch.
Hanson thinks the Obama administration will continue to use race accusations as a rallying cray, just as he always has.
Obama in the past lambasted the police and alleged serial racial stereotyping; he called for Latinos to punish shared enemies, and he made a video appealing to voters on the basis of race. Holder called the nation cowards, and referred to blacks as “my people” (imagine John Ashcroft using that tribal term). Justice Sotomayor saw herself as a “wise Latina.” Van Jones had a long history of racist diatribes — though not in league with the president’s own minister. I could go on, but you get the picture: race-based invective from the Obama administration is a cry of the heart in unguarded moments that reflects centuries of oppression; tough talk against the Obama administration is a code for ongoing racist hatred. The formula I guess is supposed to be a winning one: stir up race by false calls of racism and then blast others as racists for noting the new surreal emphasis on race.
The Obama administration has become the textbook case of the "new" race relations. America has gone from a civil rights paradigm, where blacks fought for equality, to a postmodern paradigm. Rather than desiring a colorblind society where men are not judged by their race, Obama and his ilk see a marxist society where everyone belongs in a people group, and that group is either the oppressor or the oppressed.
It's a dangerous mindset, and it's yet another reason why Obama is such a hazard to the United States.